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Broccoli Cream Soup

From: Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking, p. 52

A smooth cold soup made from mainly broccoli, onion, celery and carrots, with added maccaroni and cream.

When making this soup I was surprised that none of the ingredients is browned before cooking. Instead, all veg is simmered together with the maccaroni until soft.
To me, the soup tasted quite plain and I did not like the well-cooked broccoli and the rather heavy taste. I would suggest browning the onion, celery, and carrot at the start and simmering with the maccaroni. The broccoli should be added only 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time so it can retain its bright green colour and freshness much better. I would also recommend making this soup less thick by adding more vegetable stock (at least 500ml in total).

Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free pasta, preferably pasta made from corn flour.

Vegan: Use plant-based cream and serve with a little plant-based yoghurt on top.

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